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Five easy ways to make money from home in tough economic times

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This article will provide you with five ways to make money from home during tough economic times.

The first way you can start making money from home this weekend is to have a yard sale or yard sale.

Having a yard sale or yard sale is the fastest way to make a quick buck because to get started all you have to do is find things around your house that you never use and put them up for sale. Even if you think ‘no one will buy that!’ Don’t forget the old saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. My family has been able to make over $1,000 in one weekend just by cleaning out our house/garage and selling unused items.

After you’ve collected the items around your house that you’re not using, you should also call family and friends to ask if they have any items they’d like to get rid of and you could put those items up for sale.

Another way to sell your stuff is by selling items on eBay or Craigslist. Both of these websites offer excellent opportunities to reach a larger audience who might be more interested in the unique, perhaps odd, items that you were unable to sell at your yard or garage sale.

The second way to earn extra money from home is by offering gardening or house cleaning services in your local area.

Many homeowners are looking for people who offer these services, and you can quickly establish a good part-time or full-time client base by offering great service at affordable prices.

To get started, all you need is gardening tools if you are going to offer gardening services or cleaning supplies if you are going to offer house cleaning services.

I would recommend contacting your friends and family first to see if they have any work that needs to be done because by going this route you won’t have to spend any money to get started and you can also ask them to recommend you to your friends and other family members if you make a good job to them.

The third way to earn extra money from home is to get rid of other people’s GARBAGE!

Hauling can be a VERY profitable way to make extra money because almost everyone has extra junk they’d like to get rid of, but just don’t have time to go to the dump.

If you have an old truck, van, or car, you can start by calling your friends and family to see if they have anything they need to haul, charge them a small fee ($25.00 and up), go to their house, and take the trash away!

If you don’t own a vehicle but have a valid driver’s license, I would rent a moving truck for the day to get your dumpster up and running.

The fourth way to earn extra money from home is by recycling.

Recycling can also be another profitable way to earn money from home because all you have to do is collect your empty bottles, cans, newspapers or plastic, take it to your local recycling center and get paid.

If you are interested in recycling, you should also consider recycling e-waste (old computers) because recycling companies will pay more for e-waste due to the metals it contains.

The fifth and final way to earn extra money from home is by taking an inventory of your personal skills and turning those skills into extra money that you could earn from home.

For example:

You’re a writer? If so, college students in your area would be willing to pay to have their academic papers written or edited.

Do you know how to use a computer? Your skills are needed because many people today don’t know how to use common programs like Microsoft Word or the Internet. This is an area where there is a great need, especially when you consider the large number of baby boomers in this country who are not yet using computers.

Are you a contractor? Do you have skills? Many homeowners are looking for people they can trust to do small repairs on their homes without paying high prices.

Do you enjoy animals? If so, why not become a pet sitter or dog walker? In these busy times, many people are looking for someone to care for their animals so they can have the time and freedom to do other things.

I hope this article has given you ideas on how you can start making money from home. Many of the ideas in this article require little or no money to get started and can help you start making money in a very short period of time.

Best wishes!

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